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Candidates for UK prime minister Jeremy Hunt and Boris Johnson

What do you want the new prime minister to do for nurses?

We need your views on what actions they should take to benefit the profession

Hand holds phone showing video of singing nurse Beth Porch at Great Ormond Street Hospital

Singing children’s nurse moves viewers to tears in Great Ormond Street video

Patient's mother praises nurse Beth Porch as hundreds respond to moving clip on Twitter

Houses of Parliament

Health and care services reaching tipping point, RCN warns

Nurses take their concerns over the NHS staffing crisis to parliament

Gll Hargreaves and Emma McGoldrick

Ambulance service appoints nurse ambassadors to promote profession to the public

North West Ambulance Service nurses will support colleagues’ career development too

Stroke

Northern Ireland looks to consolidate stroke care into hyper acute units

Proposed stroke care models to offer 24/7 expert care and career development for nurses

C. difficile

Disinfectant fails to remove superbugs from hospital surgical gowns, study finds

Researchers find Clostridium difficile spores and advise robust infection control

Evidence and Practice

Time is Precious: person-centred end of life care in an emergency department. A quality improvement project

Time is precious: person-centred end of life care in an emergency department

A quality improvement project undertaken in one ED at a major tertiary referral hospital

Reducing attendance at trauma clinics by providing first-point-of-contact treatment

Reducing attendance at trauma clinics by providing first-point-of-contact treatment

Implementing trauma pathways in two of Oxfordshire’s community minor injury units

Full-thickness burns due to contact with gastric acid

Full-thickness burns due to contact with gastric acid

This article highlights the potential harm caused by gastric acid

How the emergency department four-hour target affects clinical outcomes for patients diagnosed with a personality disorder

How ED four-hour target affects clinical outcomes for people with a personality disorder

This article challenges the perception of the target as beneficial for all patients

Responding to nerve agent poisoning: a guide for emergency nurses. Part 2

Responding to nerve agent poisoning: a guide for emergency nurses. Part 2

The second part of our emergency nurse guide on nerve agents

Nursing patients with acute aortic dissection in emergency departments

Nursing patients with acute aortic dissection in emergency departments

This article aims to increase emergency nurses’ knowledge of acute aortic dissection

Features

ED nursing team makes end of life care a priority

How one trust created a pathway to enable people to die at home

Free
Tara Matare

The leadership strategy that changed the way others – and my team – saw our department

RCN Nurse of the Year 2019 led the transformation from ‘just outpatients’ to outstanding

Taurai Matare RCN Nurse of the Year 2019

Rapid triage: award-winning action plan slashes four-hour target breaches

How an emergency nurse practitioner team transformed an under-pressure eye casualty service

Escalation of youth violence piles pressure on care providers

Violence epidemic is placing new demands on healthcare staff beyond the clinical

Hospital opens door to fresh start for patients with personality disorder

A hospital’s ‘open door’ helps people with emotionally unstable personality disorder to cope

Skills swap

Buddying scheme is improving care for people in mental health crisis

A collaborative project is creating a safe place for people in crisis

Opinion

Compassion in care

The highs and lows of being a patient with an eating disorder in emergency care

Service user James Downs on how compassionate nurses made him feel worthy of being cared for

The importance of keeping our nursing knowledge up to date

It is vital to read widely and keep abreast of what is current in our learning

Join the Emergency Care Association at RCN Congress and make your voice heard

Congress on 19-23 May can be a great platform to generate and share ideas

Students

Leading on a cardiac arrest made me confident in giving CPR

Aiding a woman after a heart attack made a student more confident in handling emergencies

On the front line with a paramedic

A day spent shadowing a paramedic showed the complex range of skills this role requires, and...

Careers

April McKay

Emergency nurse appointed to medical college committee

April McKay on why emergency nursing inspires her so much

'Saving lives isn't just about resuscitation'

Consultant nurse Sarah Charters says mental health is one of EDs' biggest challenges...

Julie Reeve

'Just when you think you have seen it all... you really haven’t'

RCNi Award finalist Julie Reeve talks about her 30-year career in nursing

Jobs